Spanish writer Iker Pérez informed me that artist Drew
Struzan has retired from the illustration field. Iker explains that
"He [Struzan] wants to have more time for his family and be
able to work on his own paintings, plus the current situation with
the movie industry doesn't seem to help at all. I feel happy for
him if this is what he wishes, but as a fan I also realize that
it's terrible news as it means that many upcoming Indy products
won't have a Struzan cover unless he worked on it already."
Drew Struzan is one of the film industry's most recognized and
celebrated artists. Drew has provided artwork for over 150 film
posters as well as many classic album covers, advertising, and book
illustration made by Drew in 1981.
He is best knows by his poster illustrations for the Star Wars
and Indiana Jones franchises and can count film makers George Lucas
and Steven Spielberg among his biggest fans. In fact, Struzan is
the only artist who received authorization by Spielberg to illustrate
the iconic character E.T.
His work also includes other franchises such as Back to the
Future, Blade Runner, The Goonies, the Muppet
movies, Harry Potter, Hellboy, and many others...
Visit Drew Struzan's recently updated official
website to immerse yourself in his great online galleries packed
some of the most unforgettable and influential images in the movie
The updated site now includes never-before-seen art such as an amazing 1981 Raiders poster, Young Indy concept art, and more new Indy paintings!
Thanks to Iker Pérez for sharing this sad news. And very
special thanks to the master of movie posters himself for all his
Special trivia: Pay special attention to the opening shot of Frank
Darabont's The Mist (2007). That shot features film posters
of Stephen King's Dark Tower series and John Carpenter's
The Thing (1982). All posters in the room at the beginning
of the film were painted by Drew Struzan.
Posted by Gilles V